Passive House Northwest’s 2013 annual conference takes place March 15 at Seattle Pacific University. Organizers expect about 200 attendees.
Among the speakers are Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in the Pacific Northwest, and J.O. Dockx of the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment.
Organizers said Dockx will discuss the public-private Exemplary Buildings Program, which has created 1.5 million sq. ft. of high-performance building in Brussels. All new construction there will be required to meet the Passivhaus standard by 2015.
Presentations and workshops will cover high-performance wall systems, large-scale prefabricated construction, and the basics of Passivhaus design and construction. A second workshop track will cover routes to Passivhaus certification, including a presentation on the Passive House Institute US training program.
The conference runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. But if you can’t make it in person, the conference will be available via webinar. Details were to be posted at the PHnw web site, where you’ll also find details on registration fees.
Hammer & Hand and NK Architects are co-sponsors. Seattle Pacific University is located at 3307 3rd Avenue West in Seattle.